Summer school in Statistics and Econometrics with R

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III edition: September 2010

The PhD program in Economics, Buisiness and Quantitative Analysis at Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche organizes a summer-school on multivariate statistical analysis in the cran-R environment.

R is an open source statistical environment, supported by a huge community of developers from several research areas (statistics, econometrics, social and environmental sciences among the others). The large amount of additional packages makes R an extremely versatile software and a real competitor of the most renowned commercial statistical softwares.

The school

Target attendees


The school will take place in the computer lab of the Economics Faculty of the Università di Cassino. Via S.Angelo at Folcara, Cassino.

Module 1. Statistics with R.

Monday, Septembe 13 - Wednesday, September 15 2010

Lecturers: Alfonso Iodice D’Enza, Domenico Vistocco (University of Cassino)

Prerequisites: basic exploratory statistics, basic statistical inference

Program: The R environment. Using R interactively. R objects and their manipulations. R packages: installation and use. Reading/writing files from/on external sources. Missing values. The apply family of function. Basic programmino in R: grouping, looping and conditional execution, writing a function. Graphical procedures in R. R commands for basic exploratory statistics and for statistical inference. Statistical models in R: simple and multiple linear regression, logit and probit, one-way analysis of variance. HTML and LaTeX reports in R.

Handouts: handouts and useful eletronic resources will be provided during the course.

Language: lectures will be in English

Module 2. Biplots in Practice, with Applications in R.

Thursday, Sept. 16 - Friday, Sept. 17 2010

Lecturer: Michael Greenacre, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

PC lab sessions: Alfonso Iodice d’Enza, University of Cassino

Prerequisites: basic exploratory statistics, basic statistical inference

Program: Each day consists of three "theory" sessions of 1.5 hours each and one "PC-lab" session of 2 hours, using R.

Day 1

Day 2

Handouts: The topics will be part of the contents of the new book "Biplots in practice" that will be presented during the course.
This book is on the point of being printed. We are trying to see if copies of the final proofs can be made available to workshop participants.

Language: lectures will be in English

How to apply

Registration fees

Discounted fees are for undergraduate or graduate students, and PhD students.

Both modules 500€ 250€

School fees must be payed by bank transfer to
"Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche",
IBAN IT75B0537274370000010409621
specifying that the payment refers to a "Summer school fee".

How to get to Cassino

Detailed instructions are available here


Reduced University fares will be available at:
Hotel Alba: tel. 0776 21873 (10 minutes walking distance)
Hotel Forum: tel. 0776 301211 (5 minutes by car)
Hotel Boschetto: tel. 0776 39131 (5 minutes by car)


For further information please contact:

Domenico Vistocco

Gennaro Zezza

Previous editions (in Italian)

Edizione 2009 Edizione 2008